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The New Normal for Natural Disasters - Tom O'Rourke  edit    delete

Category: Webinar
Description: 2012 EERI Distinguished Lecture, Thomas D. O’Rourke,

Thomas D. O’Rourke, Thomas R. Briggs Professor of Engineering in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, will deliver his 2012 EERI Distinguished Lecture presentation on "The New Normal for Natural Disasters" as part of the T. T. Soong Student Lecture Series. He will discuss the effects of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, Canterbury earthquake sequence, and Hurricane Katrina with respect to their impact on regional and international economics, national practices for security and recovery, and worldwide energy policy. The lecture explains why these events require a fundamental re-thinking of the way we evaluate the risks of extreme events as well as define and protect critical infrastructure. A strategy for improving infrastructure resilience is proposed to address the need for protection against rare, high consequence events with limited financial resources.

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When: Thursday 11 October, 2012, 5:00 pm EDT - 6:30 pm EDT
Where: 140 Ketter Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus
  1. EERI
  2. Infrastructure
  3. natural disaster
  4. policy
  5. Resilience
  6. risk
  7. webinar
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